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Fast Track to Hell: Trade Bill Officially Introduced in Congress
'Congress shouldn’t throw Americans under the bus by giving up its authority over this unprecedented giveaway to multinational corporations.'
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With New Law, Life Just Got 'A Lot Harder' for Poor in Kansas
New policies which set strict limits on benefits create 'aura of abuse,' says economic expert
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Getting Better Organized: The Fight for $15 and a Union
The Fight for $15 minimum wage campaign came to San Francisco in the very early hours of April 15. Around 100 protestors assembled at 6am and then marched very orderly through the doors, packed the dining area and shut down for one hour the McDonalds in the heart of the city’s Latino Mission...
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‘Raise Wages, Empower Workers’ At the Top of the Populism2015 Agenda
The wave of “Fight for $15″ demonstrations that swept the country Wednesday were in themselves a big deal – actions in more than 230 cities in the United States and in several foreign cities in which hundreds of thousands of workers walked off their jobs to protest low wages and their lack of...
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Five Reasons Why TTIP Is Bad News for Farmers
This week activists around the world will take to the streets for two days of action to challenge corporate power. Friday is La Via Campesina ’s International Day of Peasant Struggle when food producers will gather to resist the global takeover of land, seeds and livelihoods by big business. Then...
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A Trade Rule that Makes It Illegal to Favor Local Business? Newest Leak Shows TPP Would Do That And More
The leaked text is full of dense legal jargon. But a close reading makes its corporate agenda crystal clear.
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The Cost of Doing (BIG) Business
“The cost of doing business.” That’s what corporations call it when they claim a deduction from their taxes for the damage they’ve done to people and the planet. It’s a cost of doing business all right; a cost to us, of doing business with them the way we currently do it, and it’s just one of the...
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'I Know We Will Win': Largest Ever Low-Wage Worker Protest Sweeps United States
Day of action calling for a $15 minimum wage and the right to organize reached far beyond US borders
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Warren Blasts Government for Ignoring 'Blatantly Criminal Activity' on Wall Street
Meanwhile, Wall Street backers of Hillary Clinton say 'Meh' to the presidential candidate's recent populist rhetoric
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Halting Intentional Climate Inaction
If you keep going in the same direction, you will inevitably end up at where you are going. – Chinese proverb The climate paradox is that while governments agree that it is an imminent crisis, they are unwilling to act in a manner that shows that they assimilate this truth. Indeed, climate...
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